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February 2012

All Saints‘ Church, Wouldham View the Magazine online: www.burhamvillage.org www.wouldhampc.kentparishes.gov.uk 1


THE PARISH OF BURHAM & WOULDHAM All Saints Church, Wouldham The Rev‘ Jennie Bradshaw has retired at the end of November. Please make contact with the appropriate person below: Unfortunately at present the Church must be kept locked but arrangements for access can readily be made by contacting one of the Church Wardens: Church Wardens

Mrs Gwen Worcester. Mrs Marie Rayner.

Tel. 01634 672060 Tel. 01634 681873

Baptisms

Mrs Gwen Worcester.

Tel. 01634 672060

Weddings

Mrs Catherine Gore.

Tel. 01634 404742

Funerals (also Internment of Ashes & Permission for Churchyard Memorials)

Mr John Lloyd.

Tel. 01634 863345

Prayer requests

Mr Rod Murr.

Tel: 01634 868075

Church Flowers

Mrs Catherine Gore.

Tel. 01634 404742

Church Treasurer

Mrs Janet Parris

Tel: 01795 555615

Church Secretary

Mrs Nicky Grimes.

Tel. 01634 864319

Parish Magazine Editor

Mrs Mary Davis.

Tel. 01634 869650

ORGANIST & CHOIRMASTER We have a vacancy for an organist and/or a choirmaster at All Saint‘s Church, Wouldham on 3 Sundays a month. The small choir rehearses weekly on Thursday evening. This is a voluntary position. If you are interested, contact Heather Lloyd: 01634 863345

A CALLIGRAPHER is needed at All Saint’s Church for writing entries in our Bereavement Book Contact Gwen Worcester, Church Warden: 01634 672060 2


Dear Friends Now that Jennie has retired and left us, we miss her ‗thought of the month‘ in this Magazine amongst many things. So this month it has fallen to me to find some thoughts and words for this page. So get thinking for your contribution! I‘m sure like me you are shocked to hear of people who are not being cared for properly in some hospitals. Some of us may have relatives or friends who have suffered some neglect either by not being adequately nourished or bathed or feeling a lack of understanding or compassion when at their most vulnerable. So many of our most vulnerable people are elderly and it is saddening to think of their neglect. Of course I know that a great many patients get good care and there are marvellous, compassionate nurses who care a great deal. I‘m a nurse myself (retired now) but I am very concerned about the lack of compassion in some nurses. I‘m sure we can find causes in faults in the selection of some nurse entrants and in nurse training but can that be the whole story? I wonder whether some nurses‘ values don‘t also reflect those of society in general. I reflect on whether society in general properly values and respects elderly people. How much do we look out and care for our neighbour and do we ourselves show the compassion and respect that we expect in our hospitals? On another subject, you will see in this Magazine that the Churches Conservation Trust, a national charity which cares for old St Mary‘s Church in Burham, needs to raise tens of thousands of pounds to repair stone work. These lovely old churches are a spiritual focus for our community and are admired as part of our English landscape. They have been cared for and repaired by each generation over many, many years—old St Mary‘s being Norman and our Burham & Wouldham Parish Church, All Saints in Wouldham dating back at least to Saxon times. All Saints has just completed extensive repairs and refurbishment made possible by a generous donor and a few years earlier there were other extensive repairs paid for then from donations, fundraising and grants. Each and every year also, to keep All Saints open with it‘s bills paid and working as it should be with a Rector, donations are needed month after month. We carry on repairing our old English churches as our forbears have done over the centuries so that we have a spiritual place for our baptisms, marriages, funerals, festivals and our daily worship but the financial commitment is always very challenging. Sadly when we look around the country, many of our old churches have closed for want of funding to keep them working as they should be. ………….... just some thoughts from me for this month. Mary Davis 3


Men‘s Supper Evenings with guest speakers. Medway Inn, Function Room, Wouldham All meetings are held in the Function Room of the Medway Inn, Wouldham and we are grateful to the landlord and his wife, Mr & Mrs Fletcher for their hospitality. Supper is served at 7.30pm and a contribution of £3 is most welcome. Drinks are obtainable at the bar. To assist with catering quantities, please let Dennis Worcester know that you are coming – 01634 672060 The Supper Evenings are organised by the Parish Church of Burham & Wouldham and a welcome is extended to every gentleman who enjoys an evening of good company and lively conversation on a diversity of topics. The guest speakers are all committed Christians but only if requested directly by the audience will they speak of their faith and the influence it has had upon their life.

2012 programme Tuesday 3rd March Tuesday 1st May Tuesday 3rd July Tuesday 4th September Tuesday 6th November

Colin Lovell Martyn Berry Neil Scantlebury Michael Lee Dennis Moor

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Church Electoral Roll - This needs to be updated each year before the Annual Parish Meeting. If you have attended any Services at All Saints Church, Wouldham or the Messy Church in Burham and would like to be on the Electoral Roll, please contact Heather Lloyd, tel 01634-863345 as soon as possible. Members on the Electoral Roll are entitled to nominate and vote for the Churchwardens and members of the Church Council. Church seating. It has been agreed that the pews in Wouldham should have some cushioning on the seats! Many years ago a similar project took place for the kneelers. I am hoping that a small group of parishioners might be interested in joining me in making some of these pew runners. The work involves simple wool tapestry and requires no experience. Anyone interested can contact me Heather Lloyd by 'phone 01634-863345 and come along on 7th February to 40 Downs View, Burham (or just come along) at 7pm. 4


FEBRUARY Church of England Services All Saint‘s Church, Wouldham

Sunday, 5th February. 3rd before Lent 10.30am,

Family Service Church Worship Team

All Saints, Wouldham

Sunday, 12th February. 2nd before Lent 10.30am,

Holy Communion Archdeacon Clive Mansell

All Saints, Wouldham

Thursday, 16th February 10.30am

Holy Communion

Winchester House

Sunday, 19th February 10.30am

Messy Church Church Worship Team & Kim Alliston

Burham Old School

Wednesday, 22nd February. Ash Wednesday 7.30pm

Ash Wednesday Service Barry Fisher

All Saints, Wouldham

Sunday, 26th February. Lent 1 10.30am,

Holy Communion. Canon Derek Carpenter

House Groups Burham—on the last

All Saints, Wouldham

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Wednesday of each month. 29 Feb, 28 Mar, 25Apr, 8pm at 4 Church St. Our discussion will be on the message of St Luke‘s Gospel Contact Heather: 01634 863345

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10.30—11.30am, 24th February All are most welcome 5


18th February 3rd March 28th April

4th - 6th May 13th May

MEDWAY BRANCH - EVENTS 2012 Quiz at Millenium Hall, Rainham Tickets £5 ~ Teams of 6 Merisi Brothers at Parkwood Community Centre Tickets £5 'Swing Time in Spring Time' Jason 'Sway' Allen performing on Kingswear Castle Paddle Steamer Tickets £15.00 Stall at Hempstead Valley Shopping Centre FMN Walk at Shornewoods Country Park www.beatbloodcancers.org For more info call Jim or Dot 01634 864642

Surviving the Ice Ages: Early Man in the Medway Valley

Burham and Wouldham Book Club, 2012 Programme 15th February 18th April 20th June 15th August 17th October 19th December

Sat 11th Feb, 11:30am,

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Meetings begin at 7:30pm Books provided Suggestions gratefully received!

Rochester Guildhall Museum Come and discover the intriguing Palaeolithic heritage of the Medway area by expert Dr F. Wenban-Smith. Opportunity to handle fascinating artefacts. Booking Required. Contact Valley of Visions: e: mail@vov.kentdowns.org.uk Tel: 01634 242826

Contact Rebecca 01634 864614 6


WOMEN‘S WORLD DAY OF PRAYER 7.00pm, 2nd March Burham Methodist Church On the theme of ‗Let Justice Prevail‘ The Women‘s World Day of Prayer aims to demonstrate that both prayer and action on this theme can have an immeasurable influence in the world. On the first Friday of March in services all over the world, this year Malaysia becomes the focus of prayer and understanding. Through participation in the worship service, women worldwide learn how their sisters of other countries, languages and cultures understand the biblical passages in their context. They learn of the concerns and needs of women in that country and to empathize and feel togetherness with them.

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FEBRUARY MEETINGS Tuesday 7th February

7.30pm

Wouldham Parish Council Meeting

Wouldham Village Hall

Monday 12th March

7.30pm

PCC AGM

All Saints Church Wouldham

Thursdays: 2, 9, 16, 23 February

10.30 12 noon

Thursday Community Club & Hi Kent Hearing Aid Clinic here on 16th February

Old School Community Centre, Burham

Tuesday 21st February

7.30pm

WI Meeting Victorian Poverty & Jack the Ripper Competition— A grandparent‘s photo

Monday, 27th February

7.30pm

Burham Parish Council Meeting

Burham Village Hall

Burham Old School

COMING SOON..........

BURHAM BOOK EXCHANGE Do you enjoy reading? Are you getting overwhelmed with paperbacks? Would you like to have access to more books without costly purchases? Then the Burham Book Exchange is for you! How does it work? Bring along a paperback and exchange it for a book of your choice. When? The first Saturday in each month 10.00 – 12.00 starting 3rd March Where? The Church in Burham hall There will be a small charge of £1-00 to cover expenses. Refreshments will be included. You could just pop in for a tea or coffee if you wish! We do need a small stock of books to get started. So if you have books you would like to donate please contact: Trevor Smith 23 Church Street Tel 867022 8


THE CHURCH IN BURHAM (Methodist) Church St. Minister:- Rev Gary Watt 01732 522722 Stewards:- Eileen Smith, 01634 867022. Joyce Brown 01634 864413 Stewards & Property Stewards: Trevor Smith 01634 867022. Rod Murr 01634 868075 Any requests for Baptisms, Weddings or Funerals should be made to: Rev. Gary Watt or one of the Stewards.

SERVICES FOR FEBRUARY Sunday Feb 5 10.30am Morning Worship led by Rev. John Yap Sunday Feb 12th 10.30am Holy Communion led by Rev. Gary Watt th Sunday Feb 19 6.00pm Evening Worship Rev. Clifford Newman Sunday Feb 26th 10.30am Morning Worship led Stephen Morgan th

Please note the slight alteration to the times of services

Everyone is most welcome at all our services which vary from the more formal services of Holy Communion to rather less formal ones. We have tea, coffee and biscuits at the end of each service when there is an opportunity of sharing time with each other. If you would like a lift to any of services and other events, please contact Trevor Smith on 867022. OTHER ACTIVITIES:Afternoon Tea continues each Tuesday in the Church from 3.0.pm till 4.30pm. All are welcome to join in for a chat over a cup of tea and piece of homemade cake. There is also a Fun Quiz to add to the enjoyment!! Country Lunch will be held on February 9th at 1.0.pm with the usual menu of soup, cheese and crusty bread followed by fruit crumble and ice cream – still a bargain at £2.50p.. Thank you to all those who supported our Celebration of Christmas and the Christmas Eve Christingle Service. The collection taken at the Celebration of Christmas amounted to £70 which was sent to Maidstone Christian Care who support vulnerable and homeless people in Maidstone. The Christingle Service Collection of £65 has been sent to Action for Children who work with young people who are or who have been in the care system. If you would like to commemorate an anniversary of a wedding or loss of a loved one or any other special occasion by putting flowers in the Church, please contact Eileen Smith on 867022 who will be only too happy to talk to you about this. Contacts:- Eileen and Trevor Smith - Steward and Property Steward Tel. No 867022 9


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BURHAM PARISH COUNCIL NEWS Firstly, the Parish Council would like to wish all residents a Happy (if somewhat belated) New Year. New non emergency contact number for the Police is now 101. 101 will offer the public one easy way to contact Kent Police to report non emergency crimes and replaces the 01622 690690. 101 is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and no call will cost more than 15p (even from a mobile). It is sad to report that vandalism occurred to the lights to the Christmas tree, not just once but three times. The first time being just after installation, the second between Christmas and the New Year and the 3rd time was New Years Eve. This is very disappointing to have to report and such a shame as the Tree did look fantastic with all the lights glowing in the dark and was there for all the community to enjoy. Trenport is continuing with general landscape maintenance works throughout the winter months which, in some cases, involves heavy machinery, e.g. at Peters Wharf. A ―Local Letting Policy‖ for Wouldham, Eccles and Burham is now in place. Basically, person/persons with local connections and that are on the existing Council housing list can add housing points by listing their connections to the village. A bidding process together with the points system increases the likelihood of being housed locally. Please contact the local Borough Councillors (Dave Davis 01634 869650/Roger Dalton 01634 867281) for more information. Don‘t forget, the new website is up and running: Burhamvillage.org. Here your find out what‘s going on within the village, social events, meetings, minutes from Parish Meetings etc. It‘s all now listed. If you have any items that you would like the Parish Council to discuss, just give me a call on 01622 609324, e-mail me on pam@burhampc.co.uk or come along to the monthly meetings, normally held the last Monday of the month. The next meeting is scheduled for Monday 27 February 2012, 7.30 pm in the Old School Community Centre, Corner of Rochester Road/Bell Lane. Pam Saunders - Clerk 11


KNITTERS! Is anybody interested in forming / joining a 'Knitting Circle'? All levels welcome - even non-knitters who want to learn. Meeting about once a fortnight by rota in members’ houses. Contact me Joy Wharton on 07815 183535 if you are.

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Thank you to all who generously donated to the British Legion Poppy Appeal and to those who gave their time to collect. In total £1130 was raised in Burham £779.53 in Wouldham

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Wouldham All Saints Church of England Primary School 2012 is a memorable year for many reasons. The Olympics will be here before we know it and there will be lots of excitement affecting the area. We also have the Jubilee celebrations in June and this too will be something marked in different ways. As in all things and events in life we can choose to mark them as special and celebrate accordingly or we can ignore them and carry on as normal! Whether we feel a particular affinity to sport and the Olympics or whether we are Royalist or not doesn‘t really matter as we should take time out to consider how remarkable and rare these events are. They are wonderful opportunities for people to come together, to work together, to plan together and most importantly of all – to have a good time together. A sense of community is all about being together, watching out for and then looking after each other. Community is about recognising the value of everyone and not putting your own interests above everyone else. We seem to be short of volunteers in our community, people who will champion Wouldham and help make it an even better place to live and work. Maybe you agree? If so, why not try hard to do something about it and offer some time for working within the village to do something for others. This may be for the school or may be something completely separate. Can we make 2012 the year of action and celebration and create a network of committed people and activities that benefit everyone, building respect, trust and a sense of pride. If so, what a legacy there will be for all of our children. School events to mark both the Jubilee and the Olympics are being planned and organised. We‘ll let you know more next month! Dates for your diary January 31st – Wouldham Past, Present & Future presentation at 1:45pm February 2nd – Candlemas (in the church) February 6th – KS2 trip to Herstmonceaux Science Centre February 9th – ‗Show ‗n‘ Share‘ session for all classes. 3:15 to 4pm February 10th – Last day of Term 3 February 21st – First day of Term 4. Shrove Tuesday Pancake Fun! February 23rd – School Cross Country Running Event February 29th – Wizard of Oz trip (West End theatre) Visit www.wouldham.kent.sch.uk or call 861434 for more information 13


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BURHAM CHURCH OF ENGLAND PRIMARY SCHOOL Happy New Year from the children, staff and governors at Burham CE Primary School. We hope everyone enjoyed a safe and happy Christmas break and I wonder how many New Year resolutions have been broken by now! We started our year by welcoming 4 new children and their families to our school and hope that by now they have settled in well and enjoying all the experiences on offer. We‘d like to take you back to a cold Monday at the beginning of December. As agreed by our joint school council enterprises with Wouldham we joined the ‗Love Where You Live‘ project and decided that our first activity would be a local litter pick. Tamsin Ritchie (our local Environmental Projects Coordinator) and David Liepnik (Community Warden) joined our school council, Mrs Waller (School Council Chair) and myself as we walked up to Burham Recreation Ground to carry out our activity. Tamsin had brought along all the necessary equipment: litter pickers and Hi Vis tabards which the children felt gave a real sense of importance to the task. The children thoroughly enjoyed their time and needed lots of arm waving to come back together! They were so motivated that they asked to continue litter picking during playtime back at school. Here they are – what a great team! Michelle Grima - Headteacher

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PARISH NEWS Prescriptions If you are unable to collect your prescriptions and live in the Parish of Burham & Wouldham, the Church offers a collection service. Contact: Heather Lloyd— 01634 863345. Volunteers collecting these prescriptions need a minimum of 24 hours notice

Halls for Hire (Please do not telephone after 8.0pm) Burham Methodist Church Hall – 01634 864139 Burham Old School Community Centre – 01634 863322 Burham Village Hall – 01634 867669 Wouldham Village Hall – Tel: 01732 870862

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Low energy light bulbs should be Burham Scout Hut (for youth) recycled because the are classed as 01634 863322 hazardous waste. They contain minute quantities of mercury, normally no more than 4mg/bulb Saturday Waste and not dangerous to human health. In larger quantities they could pose a Collection risk to the environment and therefore TMBC Helpline 01732 876147 should be recycled sustainably. www.tmbc.gov.uk TMBC have recently introduced Wouldham - 4th February recycling banks for low energy light Village Car Park, Knowle Rd, bulbs at 5 main recycling sites. 8.0am – 9.0am. Locally the bulbs will be collected and recycled safely by Recolight at: Sainsbury, Quarry Wood. Burham – 11th February Village Hall Car Park, The bank is not suitable for 8.0am – 9.0am recycling fluorescent tubes which should not be placed next to the new Eccles – 4th & 18th February bulb banks. Instead they should be Bull Lane lay-by, 8.0am – 9.0am taken to the nearest Household Do not leave waste unattended at the Waste Recycling Centre for collection sites or in advance of the disposal. waste vehicle arriving. 16


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MOBILE LIBRARY VAN The Mobile Library visits Burham & Wouldham every week on a Tuesday at: Wouldham, School Lane - 1.15- 2.15pm Wouldham, Post Office- 2.20- 2.40pm Wouldham, Ravensknowle - 2.45- 3.00pm Burham, Village Hall - 3.05– 4.05pm A selection of books – fiction & non-fiction. Large print books. Children‘s books. DVDs. Orders can be taken. Use it or loose it!! 17


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Monday—am. Stay & Play 9.30 - 11.30am - For children between 0 – 5 years. Free with no booking required. Tuesday—am Music Mayhem 9.45am - 10.45am - For children between 0 - 5 years. No booking required. Held at Burham Children‘s Centre. £1 per child. Baby Time—starting 22nd November then every 2nd and 4th week, 1.30-3.00pm. An informal group for new parents of babies up to 12 months. We have a soft play area with sensory play and a chance to weigh your baby Wednesday—am Creative Play 9.45am - 11.15am - For children between 0 - 5 years Free group with no booking required. Held at St Marks C of E Primary School. Creative play including sticking, painting, etc. You may wish to bring a change of clothes! Aprons will be provided. (Term time only). Thursday—am Baby and Toddler Group every Thursday 9:40am-11.00am. Wouldham C of E Primary School. (Free group—Term Time Only) Childminding Support Group, Burham 9.15-11.15am. A chance for local childminders to come and meet. Also parents can come to this group on the last Thursday of the month if they are looking for a childminder. Thursday—pm Twins Club 12.30 - 2.30 For parents with twins and multiple births. Held at Burham Children‘s Centre. We have new courses starting in the new year for Baby Signing, Baby Massage, Little Stirrers, Paediatric First Aid and DIY. 18


CHILDREN‘S GROUPS Burham Pre-School. Burham Village Hall. ‗Outstanding‘ Ofsted inspection, March 2011. We welcome children aged 2 – 5yrs. Sessions Monday‘s to Fridays from 9.15am to 11.45am. Monday & Wednesday Lunch Club (11.45 – 12.20pm) Afternoon session (12.20pm – 2.50pm) Come along and visit any morning and see if we are right for you. Supervisor - Tracey Beechey 01634 685239. Pre-school - 07946 793781 E:Mail: Burham.pre-school@hotmail.co.uk

Jelly Beans Pre-School, Wouldham Village Hall. Our Ofsted inspection found Jellybeans provision to be ‗good‘ Sessions run Monday to Friday 9.15am – 11.45am, and Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons, 12.25pm – 2.55pm. For all children aged from 2yr. We also now run a lunch club, Tuesdays to Thursdays, 11.45am – 12.25pm, Feel free to visit at any time, no appointment necessary. For any further information, please contact Mrs Donna Cook, Supervisor, on 07581 661525 (out of session time) or 07855 041496 (during session time)

Help save two historic Kent Churches! The Churches Conservation Trust, a national charity which cares for over 340 historic churches at risk, including 17 in Kent, needs to raise funds for two local projects. At Cooling, famous as the setting from the opening scene of Charles Dickens` Great Expectations, the charity wishes to install new interpretation panels for visitors in this, the bicentenary of the author`s birth. At Burham an isolated riverside church dating from the Norman period, over £100,000 needs to be spent on stonework repairs in the next few years. To raise funds for these two projects a SPONSORED ABSEIL will be held at St Mary, Burham on Saturday 17th March 2012. We hope that many local residents will take part in this exciting challenge to raise funds to help us look these two amazing buildings. The abseil will be great fun, and full training will be given on the day. Sponsorship Forms will be distributed in the village over the next few weeks and we are hoping that all 100 places on the abseil will be filled. Further information is available from 07850 003751. 19


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WOULDHAM PARISH COUNCIL Happy New Year Everyone! Hope you had a lovely Christmas! At the January Parish Council Meeting, the crime report detailed just one crime in the Village – which was theft from the allotments. So it is good to note that the Christmas and New Year period was a peaceful one. There is some exciting news to report about Broadband speed! The necessary fibre optics have We a re i n ne ed o f already been laid in Burham and we have it on good so m eo ne to b e t he authority that faster internet access will be with us ne w Vil la g e li tt er by March! A gentle reminder p ick e r f ro m Ea st e r Something o n wa rd s. Th i s i s a that may slow We ha ve ha d co m p la in t s a b o ut p a id s elf em p lo yed co n tra ct – so if yo u the a m o un t o f d o g fo u li ng o n you down a a re in te re s ted – the Rec rea tio n g ro und a g a in. little though p lea se co n ta ct Th e Plea se m a k e su r e t ha t y o u a re a are the road Pa r is h C le rk fo r re sp o ns ib l e d o g o w n a n d p ick works in d eta i l s ! up a f t e r yo ur d o g . Al so no Aylesford m eta l d et ec ti ng a nd d i g g ing High Streetho l es o n th e Re cr ea t io n which will be shut for 8 weeks. This g ro u nd . Tha nk s. work is highly necessary in order to prevent serious flooding – so please be patient and use an alternative route if possible. Contact Sarah Egglesden Litter Picker needed!

Finally, please do not hesitate to let us know if you notice streetlights that need repairing, uneven paving or any other maintenance issues as you are going about the village. Together we can all help to look after our lovely Village. There is not much else to report this month! The Council will be meeting on 17th January for the annual precept meeting – so expect details of the outcome in the next magazine! Contact details: Community Warden, Dave Liepnick : 07977 982187 Parish Clerk, Sarah Egglesden: 01732 870862 Email: wouldham.pc@hotmail.co.uk New Police contact no. for non-emergencies: 101 21

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The Magazine of the Burham & Wouldham Parish Church Editor: Mary Davis, 132 Rochester Rd, Burham. ME1 3SH. Tel. 01634 869650. e-mail: zero.mexdavis247@btinternet.com Please send items for inclusion by the 10th of the preceding month. A Note From The Editor We hope you enjoy reading this Magazine. We welcome your news items and articles. However, we reserve the right to edit or not to publish. The publication of any advertisement does not carry the Church‘s endorsement. 32


Burham Wouldham Parish Magazine Feb 2012